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Oakland’s SGM Publicity Amps Up For New Album

Live footage of Oakland, CA “ROCK Against ROCK” pioneers SLEEPYTIME GORILLA MUSEUM’s recent sold-out show at New York City’s prestigious Bowery Ballroom is now available for download online. The performance, which received glowing media praise, was filmed on March 15, 2007 and can be viewed online at this location.

SLEEPYTIME GORILLA MUSEUM have set a May 29, 2007 release date for their eagerly anticipated new release, entitled In Glorious Times. Brooklyn, NY music label The End Records releases the record. Read more PR after jump. -David Downs
For those who don’t know, “SLEEPYTIME GORILLA MUSEUM (SGM) is a wildly unique quintet whose adventurous musical drive is equaled only by their individualistic instrumentation (the band uses many homemade devices as instruments) and idiosyncratic live performances, which are known to include furious avant-prog / rock, expressive theatrics, pseudo-scientific scholarly presentations and notable collaborations. In creating In Glorious Times, SGM once again imbedded themselves deep in the creative process, hovering within the intricate stylings of musical evolution, the expansive world of literature and the pain and the passion of human emotion, allowing themselves to reach new plateaus on the forthcoming album.”
The final track listing for In Glorious Times is as follows:

1.) The Companions
2.) Helpless Corpses Enactment
3.) Puppet Show
4.) Formicary
5.) Angle of Repose
6.) Ossuary
7.) The Salt Crown
8.) The Only Dance
9.) The Greenless Wreath
10.) The Widening Eye
11.) The Putrid Refrain
An mp3 of the brand new SLEEPYTIME GORILLA MUSEUM track ‘Helpless Corpses Enactment’ has been posted online and can be heard at this location. [http://media.theendrecords.com/SleepytimeGorillaMuseum_InGloriousTimes_HelplessCorpsesEnactment.mp3] A video for the song is currently in post production and should be officially released in the coming weeks.

SLEEPYTIME GORILLA MUSEUM, who recently wrapped a sold-out North American tour alongside co-headliners Secret Chiefs 3 to rave reviews, has announced world tour dates in support of In Glorious Times. A full listing of upcoming SGM dates follows this message.

SLEEPYTIME GORILLA MUSEUM features Matthias Bossi (drums, glockenspiel, xylophone, vocals), Nils Frykdahl (guitar, flute, vocals), Carla Kihlstedt (violin, percussion guitar, autoharp, organ, vocals), Michael Mellender (percussion, assorted melodic instruments, vocals) and Dan Rathbun (bass, piano log, trombone, lute, vocals).

SLEEPYTIME GORILLA MUSEUM is available to speak with interested press. To chat with the band / request a copy of “In Glorious Times” / attend a live performance, simply contact ACTION! PR via any of the means listed below. Updated SGM news and tour information will be made available via the SLEEPYTIME GORILLA MUSEUM web domains: www.sleepytimegorillamuseum.com / www.myspace.com/sleepytimegorillamuseum, The End Records website: www.theendrecords.com and the ACTION! website: www.action-pr.com.
“SLEEPYTIME GORILLA MUSEUM combines killer musicianship with some truly inspired bombast.” – THE NEW YORKER

“infamous low-brow freakazoid performance artists… serving up a Frankenstein’s monster of sad lullabyes, aural dementia, quasi-industrial pigfuckery, experimental atmospherics, Eastern Euro-folk, and ominous metallic noise – THE VILLAGE VOICE

“SGM create a cohesive statement of virtuoso metal musicianship with the avant garde focus of an art-rock collective. But SGM is one of the few bands in a multitude of self-consciously intricate metal acts that manages to retain a distinctive sound, counterbalancing their feigned desolation, difficult time signatures, and adept metal breakdowns with a penchant for melody and arty experimentation.” – PITCHFORK

“SGM has long championed a hybrid of wildly complex distorto-rock and improvisational breaks, and on make-shift instruments no less.” – DUSTED

“as theatrical and avant-garde as ever” – ALARM

“Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, refers to an obscure early printing press, some purveyor of “black math” and other archaic and anarchistic theories of destructive computation…the band’s execution, their deliciously over-the top shtick, is awe-inspiring, an exciting foray into theatrical melodrama.” – POPMATTERS

“East Bay Dadaist death-rock band Sleepytime Gorilla Museum wants to destroy rock with … rock.” – EAST BAY EXPRESS
“multigenerational experimentalists hellbent on razing the wall between head-banging and pure-head songcraft. The Sleepytime Gorilla Museum ethos of sensory subversion via meticulously crafted, mad-music mayhem can be traced directly to the so-called prog rock explorations of the late ’70s by the Art Bears, a notoriously daring U.K. trio” – SAN FRANCISCO WEEKLY


04/18/07 Scene Bastille – Paris, France
04/19/07 Noumatrouff- Mulhouse, France
04/20/07 Bimhuis – Amsterdam, Netherlands
04/21/07 Printemps de Bourges – Bourges, France
04/23/07 KUD F.P. – Ijubljana
04/24/07 Fluc Club – Wien
04/25/07 Firlej – Wroclaw

U.S. “In Glorious Times” tour:

05/24/07 The Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA (w/ Sex Goddess)
05/25/07 Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR (w/ Subarachnoid Space)
05/26/07 Neumos – Seattle, WA
05/28/07 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN (w/ Stinking Lizaveta)
05/29/07 Todd Wehr Center – Milwaukee, WI (w/ Stinking Lizaveta)
05/30/07 The Abbey Pub – Chicago, IL (w/ Stinking Lizaveta)
05/31/07 Radio Radio – Indianapolis, IN (w/ Stinking Lizaveta)
06/01/07 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI (w/ Stinking Lizaveta)
06/02/07 Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH (w/ Stinking Lizaveta)
06/03/07 The Middle East – Cambridge, MA (w/ Stinking Lizaveta)
06/04/07 Northstar – Philadelphia, PA (w/ Stinking Lizaveta)
06/05/07 The Black Cat – Washington, DC (w/ Stinking Lizaveta))
06/08/07 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
06/09/07 Cell Block – Mobile, AL (w/ Cheer Accident)
06/11/07 Emo’s – Austin, TX (w/ Cheer Accident)
06/12/07 Wreck Room – Ft. Worth, TX (w/ Cheer Accident)
06/14/07 Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA (w/ Cheer Accident)
06/15/07 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA (w/ Cheer Accident)
06/16/07 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA (w/ Cheer Accident)